My mom has been having trouble recently with arthritis in her thumb. It hurts to put any kind of pressure on it and she has not played the piano in a couple of weeks. Yesterday she decided that she would just play with the right hand, so she practiced a duet that her and her friend play. Today her friend came over and they played the piece. It sounded pretty good – even with one hand missing. They talked about what other pieces they may be able to play, and other ways to work through them. I continue to be in awe of my mom’s perseverance. Instead of quitting the piano all together, she is figuring out how she can still enjoy playing.
I Found God today in my mom’s continued perseverance.